Andrew Griffith MP says Dental Plan is ‘welcome news’
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Published yesterday, 7th February 2024, by the Government, the Dental Recovery Plan aims to deliver an extra 2.5 million dental appointments over the next year. Supported by an extra £200 million, the plan will relocate hundreds of dentists to rural areas.
The new Government strategy will also pay practising dentists an extra £50 for every NHS patient they see who has not had an appointment within the last two years.
Mr Griffith recently completed an NHS Survey which heard from over five thousand local residents. A large number of the primary concerns raised with the local MP were around dentistry provision.
The local MP has met with NHS Sussex leadership and the Government’s Minister for Dentists to discuss the results.
I’ve heard from thousands of local residents about their views on the NHS and dentistry – and whilst the experience for many who have received care has been good, some have struggled to obtain appointments at their local practice.
This new plan will make a huge difference in freeing up thousands of local appointments for our community and I am delighted that the Government has listened to the concerns of residents that I have shared with Ministers.”